Pearson Buys Dun & Bradstreet's Interactive Data

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As expected (IMD, July 17), Dun & Bradstreet Corp. has announced the sale of Interactive Data Services Inc. (IDSI) to U.K.-based newspaper conglomerate Pearson PLC for $201 million dollars. IDSI will be integrated with Pearson's Financial Times-Extel Information Group. As of now the management team at IDSI, including president John Rutherfurd, will remain intact. According to FT Information Group managing director, Martin Brooks, acquisition contracts have been signed, but the deal will not

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